Letter: Vote yes for bond to improve IC schools

I encourage people in the Iowa City school district to vote yes on Sept. 12 on the bond to build, remodel and expand schools in the Iowa City Community School District. Much of the plan has been carried out, under budget and on time. But voter approval is needed to continue work to provide adequate climate control, handicap accessibility, and additional space.

The bond helps finance a new North Liberty elementary school; completes plans for Liberty High School; renovates, air conditions and makes accessible Mann Elementary School; adds air conditioning to the high schools and junior high schools and much more. Details about the plan can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ ycf5fud5.

Our community is blessed to have a great education system; I think we take for granted it will always remain that way. We must invest in our students, not just the students who live in a particular neighborhood or who represent a specific demographic, but all our students. To ensure exceptional schools, we need to make sure our system works for everyone.

I will support the bond and forward-thinking candidates such as Ruthina Malone and Janet Godwin on Sept. 12 and hope other residents do the same.

LaShonda Kennedy



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